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A collection of Samuel Wood & Co's most recent news and events

Date: 26/01/2013
26
Jan

Tara

Back in September 2012 you may recall that I put in my blog that we were looking for an enthusiastic person to join us to assist both the Ludlow and Craven Arms Offices.  We interviewed some excellent candidates and offered the job to a local lass Tara Oliver....

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Date: 8/12/2012
8
Dec

TWO HEADS ...

On the basis that two heads are better than one, then one hundred heads are a great deal better still.  Andrew Cadwallader, Russell Griffin and myself recently joined other highly regarded estate agents at the annual Mayfair Group conference at the prestigious...

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Date: 1/12/2012
1
Dec

VOTING

With Christmas fast approaching let’s take a look at how the property market is shaping up as we approach the holiday season. What is a property really worth? Nowadays a fun thing to do is to look up the value of the property in which you are interested...

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Date: 16/08/2012
16
Aug

New Career

Despite what the press are saying about a quiet housing market, both Andrew at Ludlow and myself are finding it difficult to cope and therefore are looking for some help.We are looking for an energetic, responsible person with some drive (and an...

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Date: 2/08/2012
2
Aug

FLOODING

Hopefully, we have seen the worst of the awful summer weather we have been experiencing and we can now look forward to a hot and dry spell.  However, it won’t be long before we get another downpour and the risk of flooding returns.Home owners...

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Date: 16/07/2012
16
Jul

On your Marks

London 2012!!A global sporting event may be upon us, but for some this summer matters of even greater personal significance are happening closer to home.This August there will be a great deal of huffing and puffing going on in East London....

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Date: 30/06/2012
30
Jun

Buying versus Renting

Following on from my theme last week regarding newspaper articles another report I noted was the cost of buying a house as against renting one.This was for Barclays Bank and they reckon it costs nearly £200,000 more to rent for life than...

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Date: 29/06/2012
29
Jun

Greed is Good

When Michael Douglas as Gordon Gecko in the 1980s film, Wall Street, said, "Greed is good" it seemed a rather shocking statement.  Well, greed is rather good in property. Greed – or to put it more gently, ambition - fires the market. It is...

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Date: 25/06/2012
25
Jun

Good and Bad News

An interesting and perhaps gloomy prediction I noted in the Sunday Telegraph over the weekend was a report from an expert at Coutts Bank (The Queen’s Bank) predicting that house prices would fall by 11%.   The article did make comment about the report...

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Date: 1/06/2012
1
Jun

Beward of Greeks Bearing Debts!

The Euro zone is in crisis.  We really are in a quandary over austerity versus growth.  The French disagree with the Germans and the British disagree with everybody.  What should we think or do?In London there is little doubt...

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Date: 23/04/2012
23
Apr

Betting Game

On Saturday we asked all the staff and their families to a day at the local point to point.  The Partners (or more truthfully their wives) put on a lavish picnic and lots of drinks.  It was a small gesture to thank them all for the support they have...

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Date: 20/04/2012
20
Apr

Planning for the future

The Government's new planning proposals have had a rough ride over the past few months and rightly so.  Early drafts were not promising and they threatened disjointed, short sighted and self-serving policies.   All is not yet crystal clear. ...

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Date: 14/03/2012
14
Mar

WANTED

Due to a high increase in residential sales, Oswestry Office urgently require new stock. If you are thinking of selling or having difficulty in selling please contact...

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Date: 24/11/2011
24
Nov

Stocking Filler

Stocking FillerAnthony Wood of Samuel Wood & Co takes a look at the property market this December and suggests that this is just the time to pick up a seasonal bargain.December can sometimes be a bit of a non-month in the...

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Date: 2/11/2011
2
Nov

Guy Fawkes Was Right

Guy Fawkes Was RightAnthony Wood from Samuel Wood & Co looks at some explosive ways to get the market moving this autumn.Guy Fawkes was right - up to a point.  The bit about assassinating the sovereign was certainly a step...

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